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. and head into the city. 695 west of york road, everything moving along no problems getting up to 83 and that inner loop will be clear making the push to 95. here's root 175. traffic is moving along know problems from elk ridge to the city. no problems to report to dc. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >> new this morning, maryland may soon have the toughest gun laws in the country. >> the state came one step closer to that last night. after hours of debate a senate panel voted in favor of gun control legislation. the vote number was 7-4 and lawmakers have different opinions about the outcome. >> they feel it's overreaching and not going to fundamentally address crime in our communities nor is it going to really address the mental health issues that were precipitating the bill. >> it doesn't cut at the violence in baltimore city and doesn't help with domestic and suicides. but what i do know is at least the connecticut newtown murders, we are not going to have those here because we got rid of the issue of assault weapons. >> a new law would ban assault weapons and
're still digging out. bridgeport got 30 inches. and residents are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developi
cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces of lemonade, and a little southern comfort. this is the bold, black cherry. >> that's a new flavor for me. >> eight ounces of that goes in. >> this is one of new orleans' signature drinks. >> and then i drizzle a little bit of grenadine in there. we always party responsibly, so i make an alcohol free version. so here's yours. >> test it out. >> here it is. >> carnival time does make one thirsty. [ speaking foreign language ] . >> let the good times roll. i miss it. >> once our sugar and butter kind of melted and everything else is in there, a little banana liquor. >> don't be stingy. >> the butter, the banana. >> it is the best dessert ever made. >> i love it. and about four bananas sliced up. that's going to cook up. and we have to cook it up with a little southern comfort. >> don't be stingy. that's going to cook off and we'll
peterson. video poker proved her downfall. >> i never meant to hurt the city i loved. >> reporter: during nine years of hard gambling in vegas, atlantic city, and san diego, msz o'connor wagered well over $1 billion. that's more than $300,000 every single day, more than $12,500 every single hour, waking and sleeping. her total losses -- $13 million. >> i did borrow the money from my husband's foundation. >> reporter: that's why she landed in court. over $2 million taken from a charity set up by the late husband. she'd already remortgaged her home, sold a hotel, auctioned her possessions. apparently spent her last dime. peterson died in '94 with o'connor by his side. she claims grief drove her to gambling. >> i lost my husband, i lost three of my siblings. i lost my two best friends. >> it can be triggered by grief, loss, stress, medications. gambling simply too much. >> reporter: o'connor has a brain tumor during the gambling years. >> in the centers of the brain that affect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly, judgment. >> reporter: ms. o'connor is now 66 years old, in poo
recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's sam champion with more. >> reporter: it start as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions spun out, causing pileups. >> it's terrible, because they can't clean the roads and it will just get worse. >> reporter: and stranding hundreds of drivers, some for hours, after icy highways were shut down. >> we keep having people spin off the road. >> reporter: ice caused this bus to slide off the road, injuring four students and the driver. now the storm moves east. officials already helping disstressed drivers in wichita, kansas. in arizona, the pga suspended its championship b
officials say they arrested the driver. it was an attack that shook this city to its core, as rebels in the suburbs showed they can stagger the place that is president bashar assad's strong holds. >> terry has done some remarkable reporting from over there. >> just to add to that piece, terry, after he was done there, he went to a military hospital where more than 70 people who were wounded were taken and there were incredible stories to tell there. there was a woman who was going to lose both of her legs. she was walking with her 4-month-old and she has no idea where her 4-month-old is. there's a lot of stories that unfortunately tonight we can't share with you, but terry is out there and doing incredible work and reporting and will continue to bring us these stories. >> 70,000 people estimated to have died in this conflict. >>> now to kansas. the kansas national guard has 12 teams patrolling three state highways in humvees to rescue motorists stranded. accidents like this one involving a transit bus in kansas city were common on the roads with whiteout conditions. dozens of drivers
shot in the head during a training exercise. he was shot by a baltimore city police instructor at a facility in owings mills. commissioner says all training operation will be suspend until the investigation is compete. >> we are waiting to find out a cause for a house fire in northwest baltimore. this is video coming up last night after 7:00 near the 2200 lock of madison -- block of madison avenue. stay with abc2news.com and twitter for the latest on the story as they become available. >> let's see how the weather is shaping newspaper yes. we are dry right now. we will stay that way through the morning hours and we have the rain coming in from the south. this will work its way in and it will switch over to a snow as we go later into the evening around 7:00 we get the wintery mix but looking at the most accurate future trend we can see what's happening as we go through time. the snow back off toward the north and west and in that rain begins to work its way n on the backside we can wrap things up with no especially by tomorrow morning it will be slick outside. this is what to ex
: one of the themes, this is lite brix. you can build a city and these l.e.d.s. there's something here for girls and it's sunset island. kits range from $19.99 up to $99.99. another big category, things that use apps. for example, the i-potty. >> it's about keeping the kid occupied. sometimes they have to sit there for a while. >> reporter: and it retails for? >> $39.99. >> reporter: something neat from fisher price. create and learn. this is where your ipad goes. you get a pack of alphabet cards. look what happens when you put them in the back. when you touch the apple, the apple does things. really great for kids. under $40, coming in august. this is digital dress barbie. so look at this, she has an l.e.d. dress. you can draw on the dress, bring up letters on the dress. you can play your favorite music and watch the colors on the dress. so this is coming out not until august and it's going to be under $50. he's sleeping right now, but i'm just going to wake him up. and now he's awake. he does a couple of neat tricks. zoomer, play dead. so zoomer is under $100 and he'll be available t
but anything that hints towards national reg city won't make it and anything that really materially makes it more difficult for people to exercise second amendment rights won't happen. >> i tell you, i don't agree. i hope that -- i think the odds of something happening are determined by the determination of people who push those things. and when the folks are going to be joining me and jim langevin, we don't want to take the rights of owning a gun away. i own a gun myself but do believe when you have 20 dead first graders we need action in this country and i'm -- most nra members agree. >> let me bring in stephanie cutter. where the president puts emphasis on tuesday night. i heard jon karl say, i think that's right, big focus on jobs. one thing you are seeing is president obama's approval rating coming in at 52%. that has if about where president clinton had it. how do you have him handle the rest -- >> he will do what he has been doing. you use the word confrontatio l confrontational. i would use a different word. they will be very familiar themes. the economy will be central and how w
in the northwest. snow showers around fargo and the twin cities. morning rain from new orleans to the caroline aas and d.c. rain changing over from snow from philly to new york. >> forts from boston to baltimore. 50s from atlanta to dallas and 50s in the pacific northwest. >>> we know at least one thing for sure coming up with this next video. this is definitely not from your recent skiing vacation. check this guy out. he's a swedish skier taking part in a big mountain event in switzerland. >> it is definitely not me. everything is going fine until he triggers an avalanche. no problem. then he just pulls off a back flip as the snow encasing him down that mountain. he outruns it and safely finishes his trip to the bottom. >> wow! ride a wave, ride an avalanche. >> that was definitely not me. i don't so much ski as i make it down the mountain without dying. that dude has actual skill, not to mention bravery. >> i don't get off of the bunny hill. that's the furthest it will go. and i bust by butt every time. >> i'm still bruised, are you kidding me? it is brutal. >>> coming up, you've all seen carrie
time. this one was enough power to destroy a city, packing about half the power of the bomb that was dropped on hir see ma. president obama calling it a highly provocative act and urging swift action from allies. >>> and the other big headline from overseas tonight, what we're learning about pope benedict. new pictures of the place he will live in retirement. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. he won't have to walk far. today, the vatican revealed his retirement home is just behind st. peter's. a former nunnery with its own chapel and library. today, the vatican spokesman also disclosed new details about the pope's deteriorating health, revealing he has a pacemaker and he recently underwent surgery to replace the batteries. >> nothing sudden. but over the pa
, at schools like p-tech in brooklyn, a collaboration between new york public schools and city university of new york and ibm, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associates degree in compute earl rs or engineers. weapon ne we need to give every american a chance like this. four years ago, we started race to the top, a competition that convinced every state to develop higher standards. all for about 1% of what we spend on education each year. tonight, i'm announcing a new challenge. to redesign america's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high tech economy. and we'll reward schools that develop new props with colleges and employers and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. the skills today's employers are looking for to fill the jobs that are there right now and will be there in the future. now, even with better high schools, most young people will need some higher education. it's a simple fact. the more education you've got, the more likely you are to have a good job and work your way into the middle cla
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